Stop Asking For Feedback – Lie #6

Stop Asking for Feedback!!! Gathering feedback could be incredibly simple, but too many companies complicate it through 360 surveys, competency / skill matrixes, and fancy reports. On top of that research has proven that traditional feedback questions are biased and unreliable. That doesn’t mean that gathering feedback from your colleagues is bad. In this month’s Caveman in a Suit article, I dig into the right way to ask for feedback. Spoiler Alert… the trick is to make the feedback more subjective.

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Improve Your Team’s Performance by 3,000% (Nine Lies – Lie #5)

Improve Your Team's Performance by 3,000% (Nine Lies - Lie #5) One of my favorite research studies occurred in the 1920s-30s at the Hawthorne Electric facility in Illinois.  The researchers were investigating different methods to increase the productivity of the workers.  First they increased the brightness of the factory, and output went up.  Then they... Continue Reading →

Performance ratings – the best way to demotivate good performing employees?

Performance ratings: "What was your performance rating this year? Did you get a 3? Or a 4?" Ending the calendar year often signals time for performance appraisals and those of us who have been in a company that used individual performance ratings are familiar with these kinds of questions. Especially when the rating comes with... Continue Reading →

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